Troops treated like vermin, veterans tell Queen

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  2. Well done George Kay and Ricky Clitheroe. It will be interesting to see if the reply from Buckingham Palace is published.
  3. Well done lads. Keep up the good work. Our troops deserve the best.
  4. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Outstanding work. Directed to the right place, but how sickening that WW2 veterans should have to go directly to Buckingham Palace to virtually beg HM to do something. Why is it that our elected so-called representatives fail to see the writing on the wall?
  5. Well done those Soldiers.
  6. Because they have never served.
    Their idea of 'service' consists of gaining power and influence in order to line their own pockets and ensure a rich and comfortable life for themselves. They are all professional politicians and have no concept of service.
  7. Therein lies the root of a lot of our problems. The people ruling the land do not/have never lived in the same world as ordinary citizens.
  8. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Funny that, in a sad way. These politicos tour around their constituencies seeking election to high office through the votes of the electorate, and it never seems to occur to them that the job they seek election to is ALL ABOUT SERVICE TO THE NATION. Perhaps something needs to change if this is something they are not aware of.
  9. I agree, the desire to be an MP should automaticaly exclude a person from standing in an election.
    Being serious however, this is becoming a problem. All that professional politicians learn to do is tow the party line, bleat 'on message' and criticize the opposing parties. It is no wonder that younger generations have lost interest in politics, and that is sad when you thnik how many people have fought and died for democracy! A bit Ironic.
    It will be interesting to see how HM the Q deals with this. Cannot be seen to interfere with the running of the country and yet (perhaps) has a duty of care to HER armed forces.
    I fully agree with the statement that the forces seem to serve the politicians these days and not the Monarch.
    Well done gents.
  10. Good on George Kay and Ricky Clitheroe, had the pleasure of having a few pints with George, now that is a man that this Government should sit and listen to. :wink:
  11. Excellent work by these two gentlemen. The pity is that HM will not be able to do much - as she's constitutionally hamstrung. However, she can certainly embarrass and harrass the government, simply by asking questions and insisting on answers - and I sincerely hope she does. It will be interesting to see if this is reflected in the Royal Family's more public speeches and activities.
  12. Perhaps a Royal British Legion London protest march is called for?
  13. Unfortunately, it wouldn't be in anyones' best interests for HM the Q or her office to embarrass the Government. I'm sure she (and they) will have other ways of showing their views if they wish to, though...
  14. George Kay and Ricky Clitheroe, possible MPs to be? Take the fight to them in the house of commons....Go to it..
  15. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
    1. Battlefield Tours

    How about the 11th November?